China Current Affairs, GK & News

China applied to join Asia-Pacific Free Trade

China has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade grouping of 11-nation in a bid to increase its influence over international policies. Highlights Application was submitted by the Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, to the Trade Minister of New Zealand as a representative of Comprehensive & Progress Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or the Asia-Pacific free ..

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China: Reforms for private education companies

China announced new rules under which profit tutoring in core school subjects has been barred to ease financial pressures on families. China’s private educational firms are bracing for a hit after the announcements were made. The rule changes sent shockwaves across the country’s private tutoring sector triggering a sell-off in the shares of the educational ..

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China rolls out high speed 600km/hr Maglev train

On 20th July, 2021 China rolled out a 600km per hr high-speed maglev train in Qingdao located in the Shandong Province of East China.   Highlights Currently, maglev train is the fastest available ground vehicle. Shenzhen to Shanghai trip which took 10 hours will now be shortened to only 2.5 hours. The new maglev train ..

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China: Giant pandas are vulnerable, not endangered now

Chinese conservation officials have announced that, Chinese giant Panda is no longer an endangered species. Key Facts Status of giant panda has been updated to “vulnerable”. There are now 1,800 giant pandas living in wild. Number increased due to the China’s devotion in maintaining nature reserves and other conservation initiatives during recent years. Number of ..

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China launches New Generation Meteorological Satellite

China successfully launched its first satellite of a new generation meteorological satellite into planned orbit. This satellite, named as Fengyun-4B (FY-48), will be used for fields of weather analysis, environmental and disaster monitoring. Fengyun-48 This satellite was launched by Long March-3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province. It is the first of ..

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